Northeast Tennessee

Modified Merkin Mile: Take 1

Northeast Tennessee Johnson City Iron Horse (Founders Park)

As VQ, YHC sought to work some running into The Thang.  Mission accomplished, with Merkins added just for fun.


76 and cloudy.  Lots of water standing around the AO

Welcome, Disclaimer, BOM (Rite Aid)


SSH x 20 (IC)

Hillbillies x 20 (IC)

Lunges x 10 each leg OYO

Prisoner’s Squats x 20 (IC)

Wide Merkins x 10 (IC)

Booyah Merkins x 15

Mosey to artful thing at other end of park

Jack Webbs – 1:4, increased proportionally up to 7 Merkins

Mosey to amphitheater

Modified Merkin Mile+

  • 25 Merkins –> 1 lap (~.4 miles) –> 25 Merkins –> 1 lap – repeat x 4 laps (and end with 25 Merkins of course)
  • Timed

3 Minutes of Mary

  • LBCs x 20 (IC)
  • American Hammers x 15 (IC)


  • Countorama
  • Nameorama

BOM (Rite Aid prayer)


Solid work by the PAX.  The Thang isn’t getting easier, we’re getting better.


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